BRUSSELS (Argophilia)—In 2017, travelers from Belgium and Armenia will be able to fly between the two countries with Brussels Airlines.
The airline has added flights from Yerevan to Brussels from March 2017 onwards. The new flights have been added as a response to requests from the Armenian diaspora, but also to serve Belgian tour operators and travel agents who specialize in holidays to Armenia. The flights bring Yerevan and Armenia closer to the heart of Europe, making a fascinating country easier accessible for travel.
The flights leave from Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) and return from Zvartnots International Airport (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ). The official schedule has already been announced, and passenger can already book tickets online from Brussels Airlines, or from authorized travel agents. The schedule allows connections to other Brussels Airlines destinations in France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy and UK.
Armenia is so fascinating, full of surprises, with attractions that deserve attention and careful consideration. This is the site of the world’s oldest winery, and a county of churches and monasteries, as the first in the world to adopt Christianity. This is the country that believes in its national symbol, Mount Ararat, where legend has it that the true Ark of Noah can be found, albeit their beloved mountain is actually in Turkey. The small country is not shy of superlatives. Take a look at the Guinness World Records for Wings of Tatev – the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section, and the longest non-stop double track cable car.
Don’t leave the country without a taste of Armenian lavash, the flatbread that is now listed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Lavash is a simple bread, made with flour, water, and salt. In some areas they sprinkle the bread with sesame seeds before baking, for an added boost of flavor.